By Carrie Knight
Jacob Franciscus, or known by his peers as, Norman, has been selected as one of the two September Students of the Month.
Jacob believes his key to success is not procrastinating. It helps himself, but also sets a good example for his peers. “This is a very valuable resource to gain in high school because it will never stop becoming useful throughout one's life, regardless of what they do,” said Jacob.
Jacob stays busy with Robotics, Mock Trial, and his officer duties within student council. As the 2017 student council president and one of the two PASC state conference co-chairs Jacob holds a lot of responsibility within the club.
When it comes to school, Jacob's favorite class is AP Government and Politics. This is because this topic is a major interest of his, as he hopes to continue to study political science and law after his high school career. Jacob said, “I want to play part in ensuring that every person has an equal voice and opinion in what is going on today.”
When Jacob is not leading the student body or participating in other school activities, you could most likely find him outdoors. Jacob loves to hike, he has hiked part of the Pennsylvania Appalachian Trail and also the Quehanna Trail in Northwestern PA. He also enjoys his phone calls and time spent with his two best friends, Emilee and Gianna.
Jacob’s role models and inspiration are Al Gore and Barack Obama. “Al Gore is a huge advocate for environmental protection,” said Jacob “Barack Obama has the ability to lead the modern day world and guide them to continuing success.”
Jacob will continue to work hard and strive to accomplish more achievements in his academics and extracurricular clubs. He stated, “It was an honor to be student of the month and to represent the student body amongst the community.”